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Prairie Facts

Past News & Events

Fort Worth Prairie Fest (Friends of Tandy Hills Natural Area)

April 26th (Sat.) at 11am-8pm

Fort Worth (Tandy Hills Natural Area)

From the Friends of Tandy Hills Natural Area: An outdoor festival to celebrate our connection to the natural world through Music, Art, Dance, Environmental Stewardship & Wildflower Tours. Free and Open to the Public!

Learn about Tandy Hills Natural Area & Prairie Preservation - one of the best places in D/FW to see prairie wildflowers!  Entertainment (including live music), guest speakers, food and beverages, exhibitors, and more!

Go to the Fort Worth Prairie Fest web page for more information.

Meador Prairie Field Trip

April 19th (Sat.) at 9am

Saint Jo (Cooke/Montague County west of Fort Worth)

See one of the largest areas of tallgrass prairie remaining in Texas!  Bill Meador’s prairies, totaling over 1500 acres, in the Fort Worth Prairie/Grand Prairie are used as low-input native hay meadows.  We hope to see early spring prairie flowers such as Prairie Shooting Star (Dodecatheon meadia), Wild Hyacinth, Nutall’s Camas, and others, and early native grass growth.  Come see Bill Meador’s terrific prairies on this special trip!

We will meet at the Dairy Queen in Saint Jo (309 S Broad St) at 9am.  Click here for directions from Google Maps.  Wear appropriate clothing, and bring water, sunscreen, and a snack.

Falls County Prairies Field Trip

April 12th (Sat.) at 9:30am

Marlin (Falls County east of Waco)

Visit three tallgrass prairie conservation easements (Lehmann Prairie, Wieting Prairie, and Drews Prairie) held by NPAT and Riesel Prairie which is owned by NPAT.

Meet in Marlin at 9:30 AM at the Dairy Queen (1427 Live Oak St) which is on the east side of Marlin close to the northwest corner of the intersection of State Highways 6 and 7.  Click here for directions from Google Maps.

RSVP appreciated but not required to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) .  If you are coming and don’t RSVP, consider keeping this number with you: 512-669-6532 (mobile).

Texas Prairie Conference

October 18-21, 2007 - Thursday to Saturday

The Blackland and Grand Prairies and Grasslands of the Edwards Plateau

Joint symposium of NPAT and the Native Plant Society of Texas in Georgetown, Williamson County. Great prairie speakers, field trips, vendors, and more! See the symposium web page for more information.

Field Trip to Henrietta Range

July 14-15, 2007 - Saturday and Sunday

Field Trip and Board Meeting

Board meeting on the 14th. NPAT will visit Henrietta Range near Wichita Falls on the 15th. RSVP to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Other News

New Partners and Affiliations

NPAT has affiliated or partnered with multiple organizations with which we share common goals.  These include the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, which mentioned NPAT in the latest issue of Wildflower magazine (Summer 2007) along with an short article about a small Blackland Prairie tallgrass prairie restoration at the redevelopment of the former Mueller airport in Austin.

See the complete list of partners and affiliations on our web site.

Texas Prairie Coalition Meeting

June 25, 2007 - Monday 1pm

First TPC Meeting

The Texas Prairie Coalition (TPC) is a group of private and public organizations and individuals active in native prairie conservation, restoration, and/or education in Texas. Meeting in Lewisville, TX north of Dallas/Ft. Worth. RSVP to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Wildflower Tour of Bear Creek Ranch

June 9, 2007 - Saturday 10am-1pm

See tallgrass prairie and other habitat in the Fort Worth Prairie

Owned by the Dixon Water Foundation, the 1700 acre Bear Creek Ranch supports deep soiled tallgrass prairie, limestone glades, and streamside forest. Come see this spectacular part of the Fort Worth Prairie.

The Nature Conservancy’s Jim Eidson will talk about natural history, and Robby Tuggle, ranch manager, will talk about sustainable grazing.

Located at 2701 Bear Creak Rd., Aledo, TX 76008. Click here for directions.

For more information, contact the Nature Conservancy’s Jim Eidson, 903-568-4139, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Also see the field trip flyer.

Parker County Poor Farm Tour

June 8, 2007 - Friday 10am-1pm

See prairie on Grand Prairie limestone outcrops

The Poor Farm is owned by Parker County is in planning stages for development for some type of preserve, nature park or a natural area with minimal development. It is a 256 acre property, with good examples of Grand Prairie limestone outcrops (50-60 acres of Little Bluestem-Indiangrass prairie), Western Cross Timbers ecosystems, seasonal creeks, one small pond, old fields and orchards, and disturbed areas along roadways. There are also gas wells on the property for the county, which hopefully some of the revenue will go back to the Poor Farm project.

From Weatherford, at the corner of I-20 and FM 51, go west on the access road to Tin Top Road. Home Depot is on the right. Turn left onto Tin Top Road and go south approximately 1 mile to Leea Ln on the left. Leea Ln deadends at the gate to the Poor Farm. Meet at the gate at 10:00am.

For more information, contact Jeff Quayle, 817-729-0283, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Also see the Poor Farm web site.

Upcoming Prairie Field Trips and Events

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See the News and Events web page for more events and information.

Parker County Poor Farm Tour - June 8, 2007 - Friday 10am-1pm
256 acre property contains 50-60 acres of Little Bluestem-Indiangrass prairie on Grand Prairie limestone outcrops
For more information, contact Jeff Quayle, 817-729-0283, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Also see the Poor Farm web site.

Wildflower Tour of Bear Creek Ranch - June 9, 2007 - Saturday 10am-1pm
Owned by the Dixon Water Foundation, the 1700 acre Bear Creek Ranch supports deep soiled tallgrass prairie, limestone glades, and streamside forest. Come see this spectacular part of the Fort Worth Prairie.
The Nature Conservancy’s Jim Eidson will talk about natural history, and Robby Tuggle, ranch manager, will talk about sustainable grazing.
Located at 2701 Bear Creak Rd., Aledo, TX 76008. Click here for directions.
For more information, contact the Nature Conservancy’s Jim Eidson, 903-568-4139, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Also see the field trip flyer.

Texas Prairie Coalition Meeting - June 25, 2007 - Monday 1pm
The Texas Prairie Coalition (TPC) is a group of private and public organizations and individuals active in native prairie conservation, restoration, and/or education in Texas.
Meeting in Lewisville, TX north of Dallas/Ft. Worth.  Contact Jason Spangler, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 512-736-4199, for more information.

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